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Citizen X [DVD] [1995]

Release Date:07/11/2000
Chris Gerolmo directed this serial killer drama starring Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, and Max Von Sydow. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include cast and crew biographies. This is a by-the-numbers release from HBO/Rysher that does a fine job of presenting the film, which originally aired on HBO.

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    Citizen X
    Stephen Rea stars as a relentless Russian investigator in this made-for-cable thriller. Based on an actual case, this taut film tells the story of Burakov (Rea), a Russian forensic pathologist assigned to track down a brutal serial killer who is targeting young drifters. The nature of the assignment takes its toll on Burakov's personal life, as he tracks the killer for years despite the red-tape and bureaucracy of the Soviet state. Nominated for several awards overall that year, Donald Sutherland won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his co-starring role as Rea's supportive superior, Fetisov. The movie was filmed in Hungary. ~ Bernadette McCallion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Stephen Rea
      Stephen Rea - Burakov
    • Donald Sutherland
      Donald Sutherland - Fetisov
    • Max von Sydow
      Max von Sydow - Bukhanovsky
    • Jeffrey DeMunn
      Jeffrey DeMunn - Chikatilo
    • Joss Ackland
      Joss Ackland - Bondarchuk

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